The Lovebunnies' friends know that they like to plant trees, shrubs and flowers, and those good friends sometimes bring them plants to plant! So Bucky has made a list of plants to put in a garden or yard that will help support native Maryland wildlife and maintain the native Maryland plant populations.
Many "wildflower" seed mixes or plant catalogs make no distinction between flowers that are native to our region and those that are native to the prairie or western states, or that have gone wild after being introduced here. Many of the non-regional species escape cultivation and become obnoxious, crowding out native plants. Beware, therefore, the label of "wildflower," and help preserve bio-diversity by encouraging our regionally native plants, which are noted as "Native."
Some plants that are not native species are included in the list. These plants should be placed in the garden to feed insects, birds or animals. They are believed to be not obnoxious if escaped.
Some plants are marked "Gatherable." These species are wide-spread and hardy enough to be judiciously gathered from the wild. (If you find a huge stand of some of these, take a couple. If you find a couple, or if someone else has gathered, leave them alone.) All others should be purchased.
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